Munich Opera Festival 2021

The Festival Premieres of 2021


Premiere: 29 June 2021 at Nationaltheater

Conductor: Kirill Petrenko
Production: Krzysztof Warlikowski

With Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: IDOMENEO

Premiere: 19 July 2021 at Prinzregententheater

Conductor: Constantinos Carydis
Production: Antú Romero Nunes

With Matthew Polenzani, Emily D’Angelo, Olga Kulchynska, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller


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Fire: Next Generation
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Point of inflection
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Twelve operas in six weeks

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The Bayerische Staatsballett at Munich Opera Festival

In addition to the ballet festival premiere Today is Tomorrow, the productions Paradigma and The Blizzard  also return to the programme.


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Festival Recitals and Concerts

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Festival Concerts
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This season, together with BMW Munich, we again invite you to the open-air experience of Opera for all on two evenings.

OPERA FOR ALL: Festival Concert

On Saturday 17 July 2021, former General Music Director Zubin Mehta will conduct a concert version of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. The main roles will be performed by Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris), Krassimira Stoyanova (Aida) and Fabio Sartori (Radamès).


The Festival will conclude on 31 July 2021 with the live broadcast of the performance of Tristan und Isolde conducted by Kirill Petrenko. The performance with Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros in the title roles will be broadcast audiovisually to Max-Joseph-Platz.

At both events the Bayerisches Staatsorchester will perform.

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Tickets for the Munich Opera Festival 2021

Due to the current situation and the associated planning uncertainty, the deadlines for advance sales have been pushed back to some extent:

How to order your tickets now

Orders for the Munich Opera Festival (via online form or in writing) are now possible, processing will finished until the end of May. ince a large part of our team works in the home office due to the recommended contact restrictions, postal orders cannot be recorded quickly as usual. We therefore recommend that you order online via our new Festival form. Here you will immediately receive a confirmation of receipt of your order and can check all the data again. In the online form you can also indicate that you are a member of the Freunde des Nationaltheaters (Friends of the Nationaltheater) - simply tick the appropriate box.

Residual sale expected from 12 June 2021
Direct sales of all remaining tickets online, by telephone and, depending on the infection situation, at the box office if possible, are expected to begin on 12.06.21 at 10.00 am.

First ticket sale
The first sale originally planned for 16.01.21 was unfortunately cancelled. We see no possibility of holding this sale in compliance with hygiene regulations on site. All tickets for the Munich Opera Festival 2021 will be allocated via written sales. Any remaining tickets are expected to go on sale on 12.06.21.

Important note

We strongly recommend that you only purchase tickets from the official ticket agencies (Zentraler Dienst der Bayerischen Staatstheater, Süddeutsche Zeitung Tickets and Zentraler Karten Vorverkauf). Other platforms do not work with the Bayerische Staatsoper, therefore the validity of these tickets cannot be guaranteed by the Bayerische Staatsoper. We would like to expressly warn you against buying overpriced tickets on the platforms ebay, viagogo, etc., these tickets may no longer be valid due to violations of our general terms and conditions. Please only use our ticket exchange for the secondary market.

Pandemic-related extra terms:

  1. Current supplementary conditions
    Tickets may only be purchased personalised (name, address, telephone and electronic contact details). Where tickets are passed on to third parties, the purchaser of the tickets shall be obliged to provide the visitors’ contact details, should this be required for contact tracing with SARS-CoV-2 infections. Every visitor shall be assigned a fixed seat with the information on the admission ticket or from the admission service, which only this person may sit on. This does not apply for tours in the building.
  2. Only attend the event if you are healthy!
    Access may be denied with obvious symptoms (fever, coughing, sneezing, etc.). Should symptoms occur during a visit to an event, it must be terminated immediately. Persons who have had COVID-19 detected in the last 14 days are also not allowed to participate. This shall also apply for persons who have been in contact with others infected with COVID-19 (either proven or suspected). Claims for a refund of admission fees shall also be excluded here.
  3. Return of tickets
    Tickets which have been paid for cannot be returned or exchanged for other tickets. Cast changes or other changes regarding the process of a performance do not entitle the purchaser to return tickets. Please use our ticket exchange possibilities on
  4. Cancellation of performances
    In case of a cancellation due to pandemic-related reasons, all purchased tickets will be canceled and refunded automatically. Cancellations may also be possible due to necessary adjustments of the number of seats.